Joe and Misty Rider, owners of R Bistro.

The Story of R Bistro

       Misty and Joe Rider, the "R" of R Bistro, are originally from Birmingham. They spent 15 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma before returning to the great state of Alabama and settling in Fairhope. R Bistro & Pastry was opened in March of 2011 and is now the local hot spot for lunch, dinner, and sweet treats. The Bistro is most well known for its crawfish gravy, the not so secret ingredient for the amazing shrimp and grits. 

         Since its opening, R Bistro has won two Silver Spoon Awards at the annual Taste of the Rotary, become the top rated restaurant in Fairhope on TripAdvisor, been voted the best brunch in Southern Alabama, and landed in the Top 5 Most Favored Restaurants in all of the state of Alabama.


For links to these awards, visit our Recognition page.